When we finally got our stretch of good weather I packed my camera equiptment and headed west. I had been planning a trip to Roundstone and the surrounding area for a few weeks.
I decided to go via Maam and took a detour up a small country road as I tend to do. I ended up having a conversation with an elderly local gent as we met on a narrow road and could’nt get our cars past each other. After a bit of manouvering he enquired who I was , where was I going and what was I at .
When I told him I was a photographer he proceeded tell me about the best local spots. He suggested I should drive to Glenlosh Valley a few miles up the road .
Glenlosh Valley is one of those hidden gems that you might never find without some local knowledge. The road into the valley is private so I was fortunate again to meet the owner and ask his permission.
The crystal clear waters of the Glenlosh River flow all the way down through the valley.
Small waterfall on the Glenlosh River .
Heather in bloom as you enter Glenlosh Valley.
One of the mountain streams flowing down off the Maumturk Mountains to join the Glenlosh River
The traditional fishing boat of the west coast of Ireland is still widely used today. I saw many on my trip around Connemara but this one caught my eye.
The Twelve Bens are a range of mountains that dominate the Connemara landscape. The highest being Benbaun at 729 metres.